Saturday, December 10, 2011

Chat With An Editor

Chat With An Editor is a wonderful service, offered each year at the MLA, that offers graduate students and beginning professors the opportunity to confer with editors of major journals in several fields about the  questions that arise in submitting and evaluating a learned journal article--how to prepare articles, the nature of the referee process, the state of the field and the relevance of different paradigms and approaches. Please see the schedule of available slots below

CELJ’s “Chat with an Editor” Schedule, MLA Convention, Seattle, Washington
January 6 and 7, 2012
Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center
To reserve a time to speak with an editor, please email Richard Kopley at    
Thank you!

Fri., Jan. 6            9 a.m.,  Marshall Brown, MLQ—reserved

                                9:20, Marshall Brown, MLQ--reserved

                                9:40, Marshall Brown, MLQ

                                10, Batya Weinbaum, Femspec

                                10:20, Batya Weinbaum, Femspec

                                10:40, Batya Weinbaum, Femspec

                                11, Caroline Hong, Journal of Transnational American Studies—reserved

                                11:20, Caroline Hong, Journal of Transnational American Studies--reserved

                                11:40, Caroline Hong, Journal of Transnational American Studies

                                12 noon, Jana Argersinger, ESQ and Poe Studies

                                12:20 pm., Jana Argersinger, ESQ and Poe Studies

                                12:40, Jana Argersinger, ESQ and Poe Studies

Sat., Jan. 7           9 a.m., John Bryant, Leviathan

                                9:20, John Bryant, Leviathan

                                9:40, John Bryant, Leviathan

                                10, Nathan Grant, African American Review

                                10:20, Nathan Grant, African American Review

                                10:40, Nathan Grant, African American Review

                                11, Cat TosenbergerJeunnesse--reserved

                                11:20, Cat TosenbergerJeunnesse

                                11:40, Cat TosenbergerJeunnesse

                                12 noon, Malcolm Compitello, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

                                12:20 p.m., Malcolm Compitello, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

                                12:40, Malcolm Compitello, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

Friday, December 9, 2011

Consoling a Cardinal fan on the loss of Albert Pujols

I wrote to a Cardinal fan: "As a Met fan, having just lost Reyes, I feel very similarly; losing a homegrown player who had really bonded with the fans. I think you do root for the tradition, the retired numbers, the people in the organization (who if you follow a team for a long time you come to know and have a meaningful relationship with). Also, in practice, the Cardinals in 2017 are not going to have t pay a declining Pujols and will have a lot of payroll flexibility. The Cardinals are really one of the three storied franchises in baseball, along with the Dodgers and (ack) the Yankees, and the departure of one player will not change this."

I have had to write  a few of these, it is like writing condolence letters when a loved one has died. It is astounding how psychologically important relationships are with these people, whom we have never met, do not affect the practicalities of our lives, but are important to us....